Career, Scope and Opportunities in Speech and Language Therapist

By | October 13, 2020
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Speech and Language Therapist

Speech and hearing disorder can affect  oral communication. Language pathologist and audiologist are on high swing at national and the international level. Diagnosis and rehabilitation services are provided to the affected people.

Speech therapist diagnoses and treats patients from all age group along with counseling on speech, voice and language and hearing problems due to various causes, such as intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, strokes, accidents and cancer. Institutes offer degrees in speech-language pathology, or speech therapy coupled with the audiology course at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. However, some conduct PG programs either in speech-language pathology or audiology.

speech & language therapoist

Key to Success 

To be successful as speech and language pathologist you should have/ develop:

  •   A genuine interest in people, and language
  •   Patience
  •   Ability to work with all kinds of social/cultural and age groups
  •   Problem Sensitivity
  •   Speech Clarity

   Scope and opportunities

Speech language pathologists and audiologists diagnose with advanced treatment procedures in operating patients. Working with Medical and other rehabilitative professionals adds experience and gets major clinical responsibility at preventing communicative disorders, including occupational hearing conservation, early identification and intervention. Also, the community language pathologists and audiologists will play crucial role in the education sector, health care system and disability rehabilitation centers of the country.

Speech therapists can be employed  in other developed nations, in government as well as private hospitals, special schools, non-governmental organizations focusing on the speech and hearing disabled.

  Lifestyle & Social Status

  • Working with children
  • Ready to work in any environment
  • Social service

       Job Profile

  • Examining children’s developmental speech and communication problems
  • Assessment of communicating environment
  • Monitoring and evaluating clients progress
  • Planning and delivering training sessions

 Skill set

  • Information gathering
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Psychomotor/physical
  • Emotional stability

Work Value

  • Responsibility
  • Flexible
  • Working for Social Cause

 Current Job Scenario

Initially, these therapists can earn between Rs.15, 000 to Rs.20, 000 PM and increases with the growing experience and grow between Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 75,000 PM with experience and knowledge.

Top Recruiters

These are the places where a speech pathologist works.

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  •  NGO’S
  •  Rehabilitation centers
  •  Government departments
  •  Institutions and research.

Course Synopsis

Course Options Audiology, speech hearing M. sc speech hearing with internship M.Ed speech hearing
Academic Eligibility 10+2 group recognized board/university or its equivalent qualification with minimum 50% marks and between 17 to 25 age. speech hearing M. sc speech hearing with internship
Fees Rs 15000 – Rs 20000 per year Rs 15000 – Rs 20000 per year Rs 15000 – Rs 20000 per year
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs


3 years 2 Years with internship 1 year


Fulltime Fulltime Fulltime

Entrance Exam




Education Loan




Career prospect

  1. Speech language pathologist
  2. Speech therapist
  3. Clinic assistant

Entrance Exam

  • AIIMS UG (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Under Graduate Entrance Exam
  • NEET-UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) Under Graduate Entrance Exam
  • PGIMER UG Entrance Exam
  • JIPMER UG Entrance Exam
  • GGSIPU UG Entrance Exam
  • Manipal University Entrance Exam

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